Who's Getting USAvMEX Tickets?

Discussion in 'USA Men: Fans & Travel' started by ClevelandFC, Aug 20, 2005.

  1. ClevelandFC

    ClevelandFC Member

    Aug 10, 2004
    So, who's having any luck getting ahold of tickets? I've got 8 SA tickets and just found out that I need to get two more. I've noticed the SA Ticket Exchange is very heavily weighted towards buyers (to the tune of about 25 to 1).

    Any advice for scrounging up a few last minute SA tickets at something close to face value? Anyone have any to sell?
     
  2. MikeLastort2

    MikeLastort2 Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Takoma Park, MD
    Good luck. It's not going to be easy. More than likely you're going to have to pay a lot more than face value to get two more.
     
  3. capitalist

    capitalist New Member

    Nov 13, 2004
  4. patfan1

    patfan1 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 19, 1999
    Nashua, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Country:
    United States
    You call them lowlifes and yet you provide the link? And your name is capitalist. Something rings strange here. :p
     
  5. capitalist

    capitalist New Member

    Nov 13, 2004
    You're right.

    I'm actually mad at US Soccer for taking the most important WCQ to the smallest soccer stadium.

    I do need a few more tickets but I'm not capitalist enough to pay $600 for them :)
     
  6. patfan1

    patfan1 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 19, 1999
    Nashua, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Country:
    United States
    Ouch ... $600.
     
  7. capitalist

    capitalist New Member

    Nov 13, 2004
    actually the 4 seats together went up to $835 (link) and $900 (link)

    I think it's fair to say that US Soccer miscalcuated the demand for this game :mad:
     
  8. HSV Hooligan

    HSV Hooligan New Member

    Jul 25, 2002
    Shaker Heights, OH
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Country:
    United States
    I think they made the right decision. It wasn't about miscalculating the demand as much as it was trying to give us a homefield advantage against our biggest rivals. Where else to you propose we could have played this? Chicago...no; Home Depot Center...absolutely not; Texas, Florida...no way. The only other option would be Salt Lake or in the Northeast somewhere, both of which locations have hosted the last 2 home games.
     
  9. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Country:
    United States

    Salt Lake has a huge stadium, and there's a few Mexicans in Denver, who could easily drive out there.

    They wanted a small stadium where the majority of tickets would be sold through presales such as season ticket holders and Sam's Army. Both these groups are generally very likely to take extra care when re-selling tickets.
     
  10. dmike

    dmike Member

    Jul 7, 2004
    SoCal
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Country:
    United States
    Id rather play in a small 22k stadium were we will easily have a Pro US crowd of 80/20 instead of going to a 60k stadium were the chances of a 50/50 crowd are higher. Even if it is SLC.
     
  11. peledre

    peledre Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Country:
    United States
    This is the one game every four years where US Soccer isn't "All about the Benjamins" and you get pissed at them for it?
     
  12. peledre

    peledre Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Country:
    United States
    Fixed.
     
  13. capitalist

    capitalist New Member

    Nov 13, 2004
    I've been to Columbus for the Grenada WCQ last June. There was no home field advantage in Columbus.

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    Attendance: "A crowd of 9,137 -- the smallest at a U.S. home World Cup qualifier in two decades." - Miami Herald (PATHETIC given the 4-5,000 spice fans - boy, are those SpiceBoyz loud)

    If you remember, there were dozens of threads here at the time blaming everyone from US Soccer to the Pope. Don't lecture me about C-bus.

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  14. fidlerre

    fidlerre Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 10, 2000
    Central Ohio
    Okay, this is going to sound mean but...

    Get a clue. That Grenada game. This Mexico game. Oranges. Apples.

    Were you here in 2001? Then don't lecture me about Crew Stadium.
     
  15. capitalist

    capitalist New Member

    Nov 13, 2004
    I was there in 2001. I know this is different.

    I was just correcting a misconception that due to its geographical location, C-bus can guarantee home field advantage (which was mentioned in several places these past few weeks).
     
  16. JoeSoccerFan

    JoeSoccerFan Member+

    Aug 11, 2000
    I was there for Grenada and Jamaica in 2004.

    There is no comparison to Mexico in 2005 and 2001.

    C'mon dude - buy a clue!
     
  17. peledre

    peledre Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Country:
    United States
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  18. peledre

    peledre Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Country:
    United States
    It's not because of geographic location, fact is, you're going to run into a large amount of Mexicans anywhere you go in this country these days. The dynamics of the ticket sales in C-Bus, and capacity, is what controls the home field advantage these days, location isn't as much as of factor anymore (unless it's Salt Lake City).
     
  19. capitalist

    capitalist New Member

    Nov 13, 2004
    "Home field advantage"

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  20. peledre

    peledre Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Country:
    United States
    We're not Mexico, what's your point?
     
  21. capitalist

    capitalist New Member

    Nov 13, 2004
    My point is that with proper planning, we could have had a massive home field advantage in a much larger stadium. Simple as that.
     
  22. peledre

    peledre Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Country:
    United States
    The Fed tried that once, they got sued.

    What type of "legal" proper planning are you proposing?
     
  23. nancyb

    nancyb Member

    Jun 30, 2000
    Falls Church, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Country:
    United States
    Salt Lake City would not have a home field advantage if we played a team with more than 80K expatriots living the US. If we had played Guatemala or Honduras there, that crowd would not have been the pro USA crowd of the scale we saw against CR. The reality is that the Central Americans with large expat populations living in the US (e.g, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador) are going to come see their team play against the US, no matter where in the damn country the game is played. These people fly on planes, drive cars, ride in busses to get to the games. I believe the SLC is served by all these forms of transportation.

    For comparison, check this http://www.census.gov/population/socdemo/foreign/ppl-145/tab03-4.pdf

    The Mexican-born ex-pat population is 100 times that of Costa Rica. The Guatemalan-born population is 4.5 times that of CR. I figure there were at least 10K CR fans at the game in RSL. Multiply that times the proportionate number of Guatemalans in the US and you could just about fill Rice-Eccles stadium with Guatemalans.
     
  24. HSV Hooligan

    HSV Hooligan New Member

    Jul 25, 2002
    Shaker Heights, OH
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Country:
    United States
    I'm going to have to respectfully disagree with you on that one. I don't think that the "massive" need for more tickets is coming from the US-side. I think we will nearly max-out our US fan base at Columbus with the tickets that were sold. Sure, there are still US supporters without tickets, but say we release another 5,000 tickets (for a stadium that has that many more seats than Columbus). If those 5,000 tickets were open to whoever wanted them, how many do you think would go to US supporters who do not already have tickets to the game in Columbus? Sure, the Fed could sell at least another 10,000 tickets for this game, but they wouldn't be to US supporters...thus, there goes the home field advantage that we can get in Columbus. I think you are grossly overestimating the support for US soccer and US soccer fan's willingness to travel to see a game, even one of this magnitude.
     
  25. nancyb

    nancyb Member

    Jun 30, 2000
    Falls Church, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Country:
    United States
    I'd say that they should at least tap into the MLS season ticket holder population for advance sales. Also, a way to track repeat buyers so those people get dibs on big games before other people. I think that may require more resources than the USSF wants to expend, though. The $$ they'd have to spend wouldn't likely generate any revenue.
     

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